Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Open for ART Business

No doubt many of you know of the NSW Government's decision to stop funding Art at TAFE. Clearly we are fighting this decision and there many groups of concerned students, citizens, art patrons all letting the Government know what a mistake they are making.

But you should know that WE ARE NOT CLOSING.

Teaching staff and Hunter TAFE management are working hard to look at alternative funding for courses both for continuing students and new students.

If anyone tries to tell you that Newcastle Art School is closing then tell them otherwise.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Celebrating the TAFE/High School collaboration

It's the final week for TVET Fine Arts and Digital Imaging students this coming week. Three terms are never enough for the creative energy these High School students bring the Hunter st Creative Industries campus.

Below are some examples of the excellent work created by these students throughout the course of the last thirty weeks.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Reg Russom Memorial Drawing Prize Winner announed

The Reg Russom Memorial Drawing Prize invites artists from the Lower Hunter region under the age of 31 to submit drawings of the hhuman figure.  The prestigious acquisitive prize, which was first awarded in 1955 honours artist and teacher Reg Russom.
 John Moroney's delicate pastel life drawing is the winner of this year's prize.

Ryan Williams' work was highly commended

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Photobooth Photomedia Excursion

The Photobooth is alive and well and right on our doorstep here in Newcastle... shop 20 Market Square in the Hunter Street Mall to be precise. 

The delightful Paula Birch, Creative Director of Strip Of A Lifetime Photobooth and Service Station, was our guide during our visit where students were able to look, see and experience the Photobooth in all it's wondrous glory.

I think I speak for us all when I say we shall be returning. It is somewhat addictive!

some of the class from Diploma and Advanced Diploma in the Booth